Makoto Aoki

restaurants / French

Lonely Planet review

In an arrondissement known for grandiose dining rooms and superstar chefs who are often elsewhere, this intimate neighbourhood favourite is a real find. Don’t let the name confuse you – the chef, although Japanese, is an haute cuisine perfectionist who trained with Alain Senderens and Lucas Carton. Lunch might include an extravagant bacon-morel brioche; dinner a heavenly risotto with John Dory or truffles.